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How, not what, to think

For nearly forty years, the Future Problem Solving program in Minnesota has been teaching students how to think — a skillset independent of any particular domain knowledge, experience, or something something something.

This thinking process is accomplished through a number of different programs.

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Global Issues

Community Projects

Creative Writing


Visual Arts

Classroom Curriculum options


What we offer

Global Issues

Community Projects

Other Programs

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Skills and Experiences for a lifetime

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What People say


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I’ve used these skills in every facet of job I’ve ever had, and continue to employ them on a daily basis. They’re foundational to my capacities as a technology problem-solver and troubleshooter.

Nathan Duffy

Alum, Volunteer, Board Member, Board Chair

Through FPS I have explored many interesting topics, learned how to think critically and futuristically, with no limits.

I have met so many amazing people through the program. As a student ambassador, I gained useful insight on how the program runs, and learned how to be a better leader.

Scarlett Anderson

Alum, Student Ambassador

I’ve been a part of FPS for seven years and during that time I have participated in Scenario/Creative Writing and Visual Arts, learning how to solve problems and apply the six-step problem solving process through narrative writing and a variety of artistic mediums.

Eva Campbell

Student, Student Ambassador

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An Introduction to the Programs


What’s New(s)?

2024 State Results!

And the results are in! Congratulations to the Champions in each division and to the representatives who will go on …

2024 Silent Auction

2024 QP Results

The results from the 2024 Qualifying Problem (QP) are now available!

QP Awards Ceremony

We broadcasted the QP Awards on Youtube today (02/11/24). Because there were presentations in it, we can’t really leave the …


In 2024, we have the following sponsors who have donated materials for the annual MNFPSP Silent Auction: Adventures from Scratch …

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